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About Dr Ian Pownall

 My Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy was secured through working on and leading, a number of faculty and institutionally wide projects. I have also acted as an external examiner and consultant on a number of programme approval events at varying institutions since 2005.


From Foundation Year to Postgraduate Study, I have taught a variety of Business Management modules and topics that have included the following (but are not exclusive to): Business Politics, International Political Economy, Decision Making, Strategic Management, Change Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I have also supervised three PhD students to completion (two as second supervisor and 1 as Lead supervisor).



  • Effective Decision Making – 2nd edition, Ventus Publishing. Work in progress.
  • ‘Loneliness and student identity’ . Work in progress
  • ‘Classic Car Decision Making – When to buy ‘ – Work in progress.
  • International students and programme identity Continuation of work below*





Published Work

Forthcoming publications: 

  • Do students seek optimal distinctiveness in new learning environments? – forthcoming with International Journal of Management Education (IJME) (2019) with Dr Kennedy and Dr Acquaye


  • Queens English Society (London) – commissioned strategic analysis. Delivered October 2018.
  • Brexit: Background Analysis for Meadow Foods- commissioned report (August 2018). 

In Print (2010-current): 

  • Do students seek optimal distinctiveness in new learning environments? (2019),International Journal of Management Education, with Kennedy, V and Acquaye,D. Volume 17, Issue 2, July 2019, Pages 254-266.
  • Shaping the future : A study using scenario analysis(2019) –The SAGE Research Methods Collection Available from 3/1/2019.DOI:
  • Cognitive influences shaping grade decision-making (2018), Quality Assurance in Education,
  • Getting past the language in the assessment of the International Student in UK HE (2018) , The Queens English Society Journal, No.130, November 2018. ISSN 1460-0404.
  • International students’ English (2018), The Queens English Society Journal, No.128, February 2018. ISSN 1460-0404
  • Securing good marks: A guide for International students and their tutors (2015), Ventus Publishing , ISBN: 978-87-403-0927-0.
  • ‘Effective Management Decision Making’ (2012), Ventus Publishing, ISBN 978-87-7681-993-4
  • ‘Student identity and teaching mode as factors shaping intention to attend a class’, (2012) , International Journal of Management Education,Vol.10, Issue 2, pp. 61-74.
  • “Strategic Change” in “Organizational Change: Themes and Issues”, Grieves J.,(ed), Oxford University Press. (2010)
  • ‘Network Analysis and Tourism – from Theory to Practice’, (2010) Book Review, Tourism Analysis – An Interdisciplinary Journal, 14,3,pp.417-418

Working Papers:

  • Classic Car Decision Making – When to buy ‘ - working papers focusing upon hedonistic goods and DUT of Decision Making – in data analysis stage
  • Student loneliness in HE Learning environments
  • Development work for the 2nd Edition of  Effective Management Decision Making (2012) with Ventus Publishing

Collaborative Scholarship work:

  • Collaborative project work with John Wiley Ltd on gaps in the teaching materials for strategic management (2015)
  • Lecturer’s support guide (video and case material) for John Wiley Ltd (for use with Robert Grant’s (2010) 7th edition of Contemporary Strategy Analysis).


  • Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) from Loughborough University
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Loughborough University
  • MA in European Integration from Limerick University, Eire
  • Phd from Staffordshire University (EU Small Business Policy)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)